Local Government

Local Government 02.25.21

Town of Schodack Tax Collections

SCHODACK – All tax payments made between February 2 and March 1 2021 must include the 1% penalty to be processed. Please write your current phone number on your check so we can contact you if there is an issue with your payment in a timely manor to avoid any further penalties. Please mail payments to PO Box 436 East Schodack, NY 12063 or place in the secure drop-box located to the right of the Town Hall entranceway. On line payments can also be made through the town website at Schodack.org.

For anyone that needs a copy of last years tax payments for filing federal income taxes, they can be printed from the town website. Go to departments- Tax Receiver, Tax bills or School tax payments, enter the year and property address then search.

North Greenbush Report from Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo

NORTH GREENBUSH – February has been a busy month. I attended the Association of Town’s virtual annual meeting where I participated in sessions on overcoming blight, environmental review (SEQR) and innovative land uses during the pandemic. A highlight of the meeting was Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s presentation on the Coronavirus stimulus package currently being considered in Congress. If passed, this package will deliver much needed revenues directly to towns like North Greenbush. I am happy to report that the Rensselaer Land Trust has approached me about working on a Natural Resource Inventory (NRI). A NRI compiles information on important, naturally occurring features within a municipality such as geology, soils, streams, wetlands, forests, and wildlife. The Land Trust has worked with other nearby towns including East Greenbush and Poestenkill on their NRI’s. Preparing an NRI is an excellent project for the newly constituted Open Space Committee that the town board approved at January’s meeting. The committee will be meeting with staff from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation next month to discuss technical assistance and funding for this project. Lastly, the town board accepted the retirement of long time Highway Superintendent Mark Premo at the January meeting. Superintendent Premo has been reappointed to this position for the duration of the year. Mark Premo’s contributions to the town highway department are extensive. He leads the team that works so hard to keep our roads clear of snow and ice during the winter and paved during the spring and summer. He is extremely creative in devising solutions to solutions to problems such as flooding and culvert repair. He is quick to return calls from residents and is always willing to listen and offer wise counsel. Good luck on your retirement, Superintendent Premo!

Submitted by Councilwoman Mary Frances Sabo

Legislators Honor 911 Dispatcher Michael Veshia Jr. After 35 Years of County Service

RENSSELAER COUNTY – Vice Chair of the Legislature Kelly Hoffman and Chair of Finance Bob Loveridge were on hand to congratulate Michael Veshia Jr. upon his retirement after 35 years as a Rensselaer County Public Safety Dispatcher. Hoffman said, “Behind every good police officer is a good dispatcher who has their back”. Loveridge thanked Veshia for “Being the calm voice on the other end of the line during emergencies”.





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